Alcon Medical Education Grants
Through our medical education grant program, Alcon funds educational activities that seek to increase the number of patients who receive the highest quality, safe and effective care.
The following items are required as part of the online grant application process and should be prepared prior to submission:
Program DescriptionSee more
A program description should be a one to two paragraph summary of the proposed educational activity. The summary should include the following information:
- Type of activity
- Activity scope
- Attendee recruitment and activity awareness plan
Needs AssessmentSee more
The needs assessment should:
- State why education on the proposed topic(s) is needed
- Identify educational and/or practice gaps in health care performance, specific to the target audience, that will be addressed during the proposed educational sessions
- Include relevant/current references and be based upon a sufficient level of evidence
- Include multiple sources (quantitative/qualitative methods)
Educational Learning Objectives See more
The educational learning objectives of the activity should be clearly measurable and appropriate. The objectives should be designed to change competence, performance, or patient outcomes and match the target audience's current or potential
scope of professional activities. The objectives should be specifically stated and could include the statement, “Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to (list the objectives)."
Copy of invitation or brochure See more
Meeting collateral that will be used to promote the educational activity.
Detailed AgendaSee more
The agenda should be as detailed as possible and include an outline of the courses, time slots allotted to each topic and a listing of social activities and plans. If the grant request is for an enduring activity, please provide an outline
of the activity.
Outcomes Measurement Plan See more
These are tools used to assess how effective the activity was in improving the knowledge/performance of the participants and/or the activity’s effect on improving patient health. The outcomes measurement plan should discuss the various methodologies
you will use to determine if the educational activity met its stated objectives. Evaluation methods may include written instruments, pre and post-tests; follow-up surveys, medical audits, etc. Grant requests must demonstrate a minimum
of Level 3 of the Moore’s 7 Levels of CME Outcomes
Itemized BudgetSee more
The itemized budget must be a realistic and comprehensive budget for the entire educational activity, not just the items for which you are requesting support. The budget must include any anticipated income from registration fees and commercial
support. The attached budget template should be used to submit your itemized budget.